May 18, 2024


Buzz The Music

Head to Ballard Park Tomorrow to Celebrate and Aid our Ukrainian Neighbors!

Ridgefield Responds: Hope For Ukraine presents a kickoff party in Ballard Park in the heart of Ridgefield, Connecticut on Sunday, June 5th from 12-4 pm.

The Rasom (Together) in Ridgefield neighborhood occasion contains meals vehicles, Ukrainian delicacies, Ukrainian crafts, two astounding bands actively playing rock and blues songs, relatives actions such as facial area painting, balloon animals, woven bracelets, sunflower seed planting, speakers, t-shirts, sunflower art profits, a local community embroidery task, and more.

The host for the afternoon application will be Emmy Award winner and Ridgefield movie star, Ira Joe Fisher, who will direct a shorter application of speakers to include To start with Selectman Rudy Marconi, Condition Agent Aimee Berger-Girvalo, State Senator Will Haskell, and Point out Senator Julie Kushner. Ukrainian American and Ridgefield resident, Ross Voytovych will present a handful of text about his family’s encounter since the war started in late February.

Functioning in partnership with other town organizations, the function aims to convey the local community collectively to express its solidarity with the Ukrainian people, supply a information of hope and increase money to help those people in will need. Some of the community teams collaborating are:

* Ridgefield Guild of Artists – member painted sunflower canvases will be on sale

* Ridgefield Yard Club – planting sunflowers (Ukrainian’s nationwide flower), in their native backyard garden, and handing out peat pots with sunflower seeds to consider property

* School of Rock

* Cobalt Blue Band – with Dr. Thomas Cigno on keyboard

* Ridgefield Chorale – users will sing the Ukrainian nationwide anthem

At any time well-known food items trucks will be stationed in Ballard Inexperienced adjacent to the park, and involve Waffle Cabin CT, Twins BBQ and Nuts Taco-Mex.

Other suppliers who will host tables in the park contain Savvi Life style, Leslie Rocks, Miss Self-confident Boutique, Stacey’s Absolutely Baked, Artwork by Elisa, Poppin Flavorz, Allison Kramer Artwork & Layout, Veronica’s Backyard, and Ukrainian art and crafts by a wide range of artists.

Raffle prizes consist of present certificates for dinner for two at Terra Sole, Elements’ massage, tennis at Vista Tennis Club, Bella Home, A2 Salon, Tony’s Corner Deli, Parma Deli, Cellar XV, Tazza Cafe, C2 Instruction, Therapeutic Contact Reiki, Posa Ristorante, Ross Bread, Adam Broderick, Tequila Escape, Audrey Street, Textbooks on the Common, Miss out on Self-confident Boutique, and Early Fowl Cafe.

All proceeds will go instantly to humanitarian support for the Ukrainian people. Donations will be recognized on-site by hard cash, verify, credit history card and Venmo.


Ridgefield Responds is Ridgefield’s community mobilization effort and hard work to support humanitarian initiatives locally and abroad. The firm, which released after Hurricane Katrina, and also furnished help to individuals after the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy and with local rent help immediately after the COVID-19 outbreak, has now re-mobilized to activate the electrical power of the Ridgefield community and over and above to assist the Ukrainian persons and the devastating circumstance in Ukraine.